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Q&A with Author of New Edition of Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control

Q. Why were you compelled to publish an updated edition? A. There have been many changes in technology over the past 10 years or so (since the publication of the third edition), particularly in the areas relating to control equipment symbology, sensors, and safety instrumented systems—among other topics. I also received some comments from my students, […]

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Q&A with Author of New ISA Book: Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management

Q. Why were you inspired/motivated to write this book? A. There are many books and other resources available on engineering project management. However, there are few available on control systems engineering project management, and none available—that I am aware of—on process analyzer engineering project management. By writing this book, I hope to ease the engineering […]

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Consider the Big Picture When Justifying an Automation Project

Clearly, any new automation project requires economic justification.  While this often involves hard “dollars and cents” quantification of cost savings from increased production, reduced raw material costs, or increased uptime; it is also about “soft” benefits, such as reducing risks and improving agility.  All contribute to making your company more competitive.  This article will focus […]

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Make Sure the Coffee Is Strong and the Pot Brews Quickly on Start-up (career tip)

This may seem like a crazy tip, but there is a lot more truth in this statement than you might realize. It’s directed to management, but a young engineer may have reason and opportunity to encourage management to do this. Concept: Simple things like strong coffee and a fast brewing pot seem minor, but during […]

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